6. A Time Capsule

Marker for the Westinghouse Time Capsule from World's Fair, one of the remnants of the 1964 World's Fair in Queens

There are two time capsules buried deep beneath Flushing Meadows-corona Park. Originally created by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company for the 1939-1940 World’s Fair, the first capsule was an impressive feat of engineering. The objects were housed in a seven-foot tall, 800-pound metallic cylinder shell made out of a state-of-the-art metal alloy of copper and chromium, called Cupaloy. This alloy is highly resistant to corrosion and engineers believed that it would withstand the forces of nature for 5000 years.

On October 10, 1965 a second capsule containing items reflective of life at the time was buried alongside the original 1939 capsule. Items in the 1964 version include credit cards, contact lenses, an electric toothbrush, antibiotics, synthetic fiber, and of course, a Beatles record.